From its humble beginnings to the self-appointed title of “Whaling Capital of the World,” the politics and culture of New Bedford have always been shaped by an image of self-grandeur. But “grand” would hardly describe New Bedford today. Something very important happened to this port city, and it is something that has been lamented among long-time residents and leaders: the shrinkage of New Bedford’s population starting around 1929.
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Hollander, J.B. (2018). After the Hurricane: Government Responses to Employment and Population Decline, 1929–1975. In: An Ordinary City. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60705-4_6
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